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April 17, 2014
A local nonprofit whose mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youths will host its sixth annual fiesta fundraiser next week. Supporters of Save Our Youth, or SOY, will be able to sip cocktails and sample appetizers from Taco Rosa Catering on the Halecrest Club's patio in Costa Mesa, while they browse items up for silent auction or buy raffle tickets. Then, during a live auction, a Mexican buffet will be served. Tickets for the event, which is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25, are $60 per person if purchased in advanced or $75 at the door.
NEWS
March 16, 2011
A Newport Beach-based group is organizing a March 27 fundraiser to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Organizers said in a news release that they will donate 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross of Orange County's Japanese relief efforts from OC 4 Japan at the 8Eighty8 Night Club, 4647 MacArthur Blvd. From 7 to 11 p.m. Thrasher and DJ O.N.E. will provide live entertainment, while attendees can participate in a raffle and silent auction, the release said.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
A fundraiser to aid an Estancia High School student's fight against cancer takes place next week. Emma Griffith, a sophomore volleyball player, was diagnosed in June with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Her motto has been "Keep Calm and Fight Like a Girl. " The Nov. 8 fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club, 11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine. It includes a Mexican buffet dinner, margarita bar, auction and live music. All proceeds will help Emma's family.
NEWS
April 5, 2011
Corona Del Mar High School hit the ball out of the park Friday at its Neptune's Ball fundraiser. The World Series-themed dinner and dance at the Balboa Bay Club drew nearly 400 people and raised about $220,000, said Robin Hook, the event's co-chairwoman. The money was raised through a mixture of CdM families, local business and corporation sponsorships, Hook said. The event was sponsored by the CdM Foundation that helps the school purchase higher ticket items. The money raised will help fund counselors, technology, and a project to improve and refurbish the school gymnasium.
NEWS
August 28, 2012
Residents can again help Newport-Mesa Unified schools just by doing their regular grocery shopping. Last year, customers raised more than $8,000 through Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market's Shop for Schools fundraiser. The grocer this year again plans to donate $1 for every $20 spent. The program is open to elementary and middle schools within a three-mile radius of a Fresh & Easy store. Costa Mesa has two locations: 3151 Harbor Blvd. and 1835 Newport Blvd. Residents must register at http://www.freshandeasy.com/shopforschools by Oct. 1. The two California schools that raise the most money between Sept.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
Grease Lightning is coming to Sonic. Estancia High School students dressed as Sandy Olsen, Danny Zuko, Betty Rizzo and the rest of the gang from "Grease" will take over as celebrity car hops from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3095 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. Sonic will donate 20% of the night's proceeds back to the drama department when patrons present the event's flier. The students are promoting their upcoming production of the musical, which takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 8 through 10 at Estancia's Barbara Van Holt Theatre, 2323 Placentia Ave. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
One Step, an Irvine-based nonprofit Christian organization seeking to end homelessness for single-parent families in South Orange County, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. The organization will update attendees on their efforts to house families and share their plans to prevent homelessness. One Step seeks to meet a wide range of needs in the community, including physical, financial, emotional and spiritual, through individual volunteers and community partners.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
The Costa Mesa High School Foundation and We Olive & Wine Bar will celebrate the city's 60th anniversary at a fundraiser Saturday. The Going Green event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The OC Mix in the SoCo Collection retail center at 3303 Hyland Ave., will feature wine tasting and appetizers from local restaurants. Proceeds will benefit programs at Costa Mesa High and Middle schools, said Debra Wanbaugh, event chairwoman and financial secretary for the foundation. "Being involved in our community is pivotal," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2011
COSTA MESA — A benefit concert will be hosted Saturday at Detroit Bar to raise funds for a nonprofit sea mammal organization in Laguna Beach damaged by December storms. The music venue and Rasta Taco, a mobile food catering company, joined in partnership for the fundraiser to benefit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's Flood Relief Fund, according to a press release. Heavy rainfall overwhelmed the drainage system of the center on Dec. 22, resulting in more than four feet of water flooding the interior of the veterinary hospital.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
A fundraiser for Newport Harbor High School will take place Thursday at the Newport Beach campus. The food truck event is from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., near the parking lot off 15th Street. It will benefit the school's California Scholarship Federation chapter and its scholarships. —Bradley Zint Twitter: @bradleyzint
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NEWS
By Hannah Fry | April 26, 2014
On a typical day at Harbor View Elementary School in Corona del Mar, students use iPads to complete spelling exercises, learn math facts and work on reading activities. The iPads were paid for by the Harbor View Dads group, a fundraising organization that spent several years raising enough money to purchase 172 devices for the students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Whittier Elementary is just a short drive up the freeway in Costa Mesa, but in many respects is worlds away from getting the technology the students at Harbor View have at their fingertips, said Patrick DeVusser, a fourth-grade teacher at Whittier.
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NEWS
April 19, 2014
The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently raised more than $300,000 toward its operating budget, about three times more than the nonprofit's original goal. A large portion of the Costa Mesa-based group's annual It Just Takes One campaign came from Newport Beach philanthropist David Pyle, who donated $140,000. Pyle is the founder and CEO of American Career College. "It has been my personal mission to support community organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area because of the important services they provide to our youth," Pyle said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
A local nonprofit whose mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youths will host its sixth annual fiesta fundraiser next week. Supporters of Save Our Youth, or SOY, will be able to sip cocktails and sample appetizers from Taco Rosa Catering on the Halecrest Club's patio in Costa Mesa, while they browse items up for silent auction or buy raffle tickets. Then, during a live auction, a Mexican buffet will be served. Tickets for the event, which is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25, are $60 per person if purchased in advanced or $75 at the door.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | March 26, 2014
Ed Asner was in the throes of a custody battle when a psychologist examining the family remarked that his son seemed to lack empathy. Two weeks later, doctors at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment revealed that Charles, then 7 or 8, was on the autism spectrum. "I thought he was utterly charming, and I was in love with him," Asner, 84, said. "I was his slave, so I don't care what title you put on it. He was my boy and I would do whatever I had to do to treat him. " Today, his boy is 26 years old, and the Emmy recipient and former Screen Actors Guild president also has a grandson, Will, who is similarly afflicted, although to a different extent.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 11, 2014
Saying he'd like to focus on finishing out his current job, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is dropping his congressional campaign, he announced Monday night. "I was moving forward, having fun, but my team would say, 'How are you doing on fundraising?'" he said Tuesday morning. "The job I have is my top priority. " Moorlach, a Republican, first hinted at his candidacy in July after ruling out a run for governor against incumbent Jerry Brown. In January, he will be termed out of the Board of Supervisors, where he represents District 2, which includes Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | February 19, 2014
The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, which serves Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Irvine, launched its annual fundraising campaign Tuesday with the goal of raising $110,000 in the next six weeks. The campaign, "It Just Takes One," received its first donation - a $70,000 matching gift - from Newport Beach philanthropist David Pyle, according to a news release. Pyle is the founder and chief executive of American Career College and the executive chairman of the board of West Coast University.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | January 18, 2014
The Mesa Verde Classic is back, and it's going way back to the 1960s as its theme. The 9th annual golf fundraising event is Monday when organizers will have something psychedelic and fun at each hole at Mesa Verde Country Club. "It's going to be the typical Mesa Verde Classic, on steroids," said Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, who is excited about this year's tournament. "We have animals, a whole bunch of stuff in store at each hole. There will be several 60s bands and plenty of refugees from the 1960s.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
Luxury swimwear company BeachCandy will host its first annual Christmas fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County on Sunday, a news release said. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BeachCandy Swimwear's store on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Half of the proceeds from the Christmas bazaar - which will feature booths selling products from Dolly's Cotton Candy, Sweet Skin Studio, Ritual Cleanse, Petals & Panache and One Hope wines, among others - will go to the hospital's foundation.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013
The KidWorks Foundation For Success Luncheon, which featured keynote speaker Jim Abbott, raised $550,000 net Nov. 14 at the Santa Ana Double Tree Hotel. Abbott, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a Newport Beach resident, delivered an inspirational message to a crowd that included business leaders, civic servants, educators and sports celebrities. Pat and Paula Donahue were credited for underwriting of the event. Funds raised support educational enrichment for children of Central Santa Ana who live in neighborhoods that has a presence of gangs.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
The Balboa Yacht Club's 13th annual CHOC Regatta earlier this month raised more than $40,000 for Children's Hospital of Orange County. That's a record-breaking amount for the event, the club announced. Last year, the club raised $27,000 from the 72-boat race, raffle and fundraiser. This year, more than 100 boats from Balboa and other yacht clubs took part in the two-day race. All proceeds from this year's event go to the post-anesthesia care unit in CHOC's new tower, which opened in the spring.
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